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Windshield stuff, gas?

In message <116930@sievers.com> quk@sievers.com (Phil Payne) writes:

> In message <199701180222.VAA29618@hammurabi.nh.ultra.net> human writes:
> > Required Audi content? um, There was word of squirters alone not being able
> > to keep hi wattage lenses clean, say it ain't so?
> It _is_ so, at least in the UK at present.  Road spray contains quite a bit of 
> salt and the washers are just useless.  Even at a fair speed, the headlamp 
> glasses are warm to the touch and the spray dries on them instantly.

Couple more words on the same subject.  I have the "quad" Euros in the Coupe 
GT, and they now have 130/100 watt outers with stock inners.  I don't have 
anything like as bad a problem on this car, which I'm temporarily putting down 
to the lights being recessed about 1 1/2" into the bezels.  There's much less 
direct surface airflow across the glass - the ur-quattro's lights are flush 
with the grill, of course.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Area "D" meeting one Thursday night, had a 
pint and drove to the Area "E" meeting on the same night.  I was followed all 
the way by a 20V ur-quattro with the same light modifications I did do to 
mine.  All the way there (around 65 miles) John was trying to stay out of my 
spray.  On the dual carriageways and motorways he was always in a different 
lane (like having a wingman) and he even used the opposite carriageway on some 
isolated stretches of normal road, pulling back over when traffic appeared.
I'm wondering if Audi use the same Cibies (856 941 029A/030A) in another car 
(5000, perhaps) that has a wash/wipe system available?  Does anyone have an 
Audi with headlight _wipers_?

(BTW - it's a strange feeling to assess the road approaching and decide that 
there's _just_ _enough_ room to overtake before a bend, do it, and then look in 
the mirror to find it still full of 20V!)

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club